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Conceptualization and Operationalization of Love

Abstract:

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This assignment allows students to use the abstract concept “love” to practice the process of social research. Over the course of a three-week period students will (1) conceptualize this abstract concept, (2) operationalize their variable, (3) create a survey, (4) distribute the survey to fellow classmates, (5) analyze data using a simple table of means, and (6) construct a write-up describing their process. The assignment is broken down by week, providing students with worksheets that help guide them through each step in the process. Simple data collection and analysis are required for completion. Student Learning Objectives and guidelines for assessment are included.

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Resource Type(s):
Assignment 
Author(s):
Sandra Marie Loughrin 
Date Published:
7/3/2018 
Subject Area:
Research Methods 
Class Level:
College 200 
Class Size:
Any 
Language:
English 


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This assignment requires three weeks to complete. Over the course of the three-week period students will conceptualize an abstract concept, operationalize their variable, create a survey, distribute the survey to fellow classmates, analyze data using a simple table of means, and construct a write-up describing their process. The extent of...

Learning Goals and Assessments:

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Goal 1:
SLO 1: Understand and execute the process of conceptualization SLO 2: Understand and execute the process of operationalization
Assessment 1:
Point value is based on four score levels of assessment, (1) Advanced, (2) Proficient, (3) Developing, and (4) Beginning. See Rubric
Goal 2:
SLO 3: Collect and analyze data based on a convenience sample
Goal 3:
SLO 4: Disseminate findings through a three-page write-up

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